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Back when young ScaryDuck worked in the Dole office rather than simply queuing in it, he had to deal with a claimant brought in by his mum. She did all the talking. He was 40 years old.

Have you had to deal with over-protective parents? Get your Dad to tell us all about it.

(, Thu 10 Sep 2009, 15:13)
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Lip piercing,
I moved to London when I was 17 to go to uni. The rules in my parents' house had always been 'No tattoos or piercings until you're 18 and no crazy hair colours until you move out, and even then you might not be allowed to move back in.' Fair enough. I'd moved out and was living by myself, so yay.

About 2 weeks after I turned 18 I went to Camden to get my lip pierced. It was fine, I'd wanted it for ages etc. I waited a day to phone my parents, because I knew it wouldn't be easy. I was right.

I spoke to my (usually calm) mother who started crying down the phone saying 'You've really upset me, speak to your dad.'
I could already hear him shouting in the background. He carried on shouting through the phone, telling me that he wouldn't care if I turned into a prostitute in London and that I'd ruined my life by getting my lip pierced and that I'd ruined my whole face and was now ugly.

3 years later, they're used to it. But it's just another example of their over-protective weirdness. I don't think they realise that they're pushing me away by doing this stuff, I still get the 'Your little brother is failing at school because you left home' thing. Ughhh.
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 12:39, 9 replies)
You think you have issues...
My parents wouldn't let me get my ears pierced ever - as "if God wanted you to have holes in your ears he'd have put them there"!
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 12:48, closed)
Ah yes,
but my parents told me ear piercings are fine, because no-one sees them anyway.

(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 12:56, closed)
Of course we have holes in our ears.
Hearing would be damned near impossible without them...
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 12:56, closed)
I got my cock done when I left home.
My mother didn't want to know much about it when I told her :)
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 13:37, closed)
Do you think that we do?
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 13:42, closed)
I think your parents were just trying to protect you from looking like a retard.

(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 13:47, closed)
coming from you
this means nothing.
(, Tue 15 Sep 2009, 0:39, closed)
Maybe they just think that piercings are really ugly.
Which they are.
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 14:58, closed)
My Mum freaked
when I had my nose pierced. Mind you she was and still is clinically mentally ill. A the fun times of holding her while she cried, wept or fouled her self.
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 17:12, closed)

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